Monday, April 7, 2008

Here She Is...

This is the moment I've waited for (and many of the disgruntled viewers longed for). I've disppeared for quiet some time to come, but I can assure you, it's all for a good cause. I am recovering and we are all enjoying this sweet little girl we named Lillian Faith. We will call her Lilly Faith for short.

Some have already asked about her name. All 3 of our children have been named after old hymns I grew up singing. Grace was named after "Amazing Grace"; Will Christian was named after "I'll Tell the World That I'm a Christian"; and Lilly Faith was named after "Have Faith in God". If you don't know the words to this song, let me share them with you:

"Have faith in God when your pathway is lonely. He sees and knows all the way you have trod; Never alone are the least of His children; Have faith in God, have faith in God.
Have faith in God when your prayers are unanswered. Your earnest plea He will never forget; Wait on the lord, trust His word and be patient. Have faith in God. He'll answer yet.
Have faith in God in your pain and your sorrow. His heart is touched with your grief and despair; Cast all your cares and your burdens upon Him, And leave them there, oh, leave them there. Have faith in God though all else fall about you; Have faith in God, He provides for His own; He cannot fail though all kingdoms shall perish. He rules. He reigns upon His throne.
Have faith in God, He's on His throne, Have faith in God, He watches over His own; He cannot fail, He must prevail, Have faith in God, Have faith in God!"

Gracie and Will got their first peek at Lilly Faith a few hours after she was born. You can almost see the awe in their faces.

10 comments:

Sara said...

She is precious and what a priceless picture of Will and Gracie admiring their sweet sister. I hope my Addison will think the same of her little brother in a couple of months. Enjoy your little blessings and your time off.

Stacey said...

You should bring her on air and hold her right in front of Natchez while you're doing the weather, just for old time's sake. :)

Congratulations! She's absolutely gorgeous.

Tommy, Suzanne, and Mary Peyton said...

congrats on a beautiful baby!

Gloria said...

She is adorable, just like her precious silings. What a beautiful family you guys are. Need an update on your brother, Doug. I have prayed for him, and hope that all is well.

Susan said...

Congratulations on the newest addition! She is beautiful- just like Mom and big Sis! Praying for you to have a wonderful peaceful time at home away from the crazy TV world. We will miss you though....I agree with Stacey - you need to block Natchez with her just for fun!!!

Ashley said...

Awww...little Lilly! She is so adorable. I miss seeing you on Sundays!

John said...

Congratulations, Barbie. I know it has been a long 9 months. Good idea about blocking Natchez.

winstead family said...

you have a precious family and i love reading your blog!

Mollymobo said...

What a beautiful baby and your other two children are obviously in love with her already. Keep on being the great Christian mom you are - YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION to moms everywhere.

WandaM

Achee Family Blog said...

I'm new to the blog world and just found yours. Wanted to say congrats on the joyous arrival of your baby girl! She is beautiful!